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CCU to host first-ever TEDxCoastalCarolinaUniversity on April 23

February 9, 2022

Coastal Carolina University will host TEDxCoastalCarolinaUniversity on April 23, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration Building’s Johnson Auditorium. During the event, titled Grassroots Ideas for Public Policy, speakers will discuss issues regarding education, homelessness, the environment, worker cooperatives, literacy, and criminal justice. The event is open to the public and has limited seating.

“We are proud to be hosting the first-ever TEDxCoastalCarolinaUniversity,” said Stephanie Southworth, Ph.D., an assistant professor in CCU’s Department of Sociology and the event organizer. “We are bringing together experts from the University and the activist community to highlight innovative grassroots ideas to find solutions for the needs of the community.”

The event’s speakers include Ashlyn Preaux, co-founder and executive director of Grand Strand Action Together; Dodi Hodges, Ph.D., founding member of Palmetto Literacy Council; Jaime McCauley, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at CCU; Jennifer Schlosser, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology at CCU; Mal Hyman, associate professor of sociology at Coker University; Sara Brallier, Ph.D., professor of sociology at CCU; Marley Mac, founder of The Better Together Initiative; Valeria Evans, executive director of the Purpose and Destiny Family School Community Resource Network; and Tamaray White, a CCU marketing major.

For more information, including speaker profiles and ticket information, visit the event Facebook page or the event website. Tickets are $20 and are available online or in person at CCU’s Wheelwright Auditorium. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, intimate TED Salons, and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work, a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala, and How to Be a Better Human.

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